Nintendo video game line-up 2009

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Feb. 26, 2009 13:00 UTC

Nintendo’s Video Game Lineup Demonstrates Gaming Diversity

New Games Announced for Nintendo Systems

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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While everyone is still buzzing about the upcoming April 5 launch of the Nintendo DSi system, video game fans will have plenty of great games and experiences to keep them busy. Nintendo has an extensive, diverse library of about 120 games on the way for both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems. Upcoming Nintendo-published video games for Wii include:

Excitebots: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. It launches April 20 and lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds on the Excitebike and Excite Truck franchises.

Donkey Kong® Jungle Beat, originally made for the Nintendo GameCube system, launches May 4 with newly added motion controls. It’s the latest in Nintendo’s New Play Control! series of games.

Punch-Out!! launches May 18 and brings back all of the fun of the beloved, classic NES® game that thrilled players in the early 1990s. Boxers battle as iconic hero Little Mac as they fight their way through a cast of new and familiar boxing opponents on their quest to win the coveted WVBA (World Video Boxing Association) Championship Belt.

Nintendo’s downloadable WiiWare service continues to be a showcase for new games, new concepts and new ideas. A selection of upcoming titles includes:

  • BIT.TRIP BEAT, developed by Gaijin Games and published by Aksys Games: BIT.TRIP BEAT is what you get when you mix classic video gaming with modern gaming sensibilities. What may seem like a simple “paddle” game turns into a psychedelic trip down memory lane which has you hitting “beats” in rhythm to Chiptune style music. While the game can be difficult, if you crank up the tunes and get in the zone, you’ll have a great time. Performing perfectly isn’t required to experience all the game’s content, but the extra challenge will keep score-hunters coming back in search of each level’s elusive “PERFECT” score.
  • Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, developed and published by Semnat Studios LLC: Fight your way through 13 diverse locations on your own or with up to three friends in this frenetic and stylish side-scrolling action game. Play as Eduardo and his fellow toaster buddies as you fire an assortment of pastries at all kinds of dastardly food products. Hop onto laser-mounted scooters and fly across the screen in rocket packs, and learn to cooperate with your teammates or simply annoy each other in an awesomely fun way by throwing each other around the screen. The choice is up to you.
  • Night Game, developed and published by Nicalis: Exclusively for WiiWare, Night Game (working title) is part action game and part puzzler. It invites players into a beautifully atmospheric world, where they must use real physics to maneuver a mysterious, glowing sphere through vastly different locales. Night Game pushes the boundaries of design with its unique art style, and professionally produced music score. This title is a 2009 Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Award nominee and from the same developers responsible for Cave Story on Wii.
  • Swords & Soldiers, developed and published by Ronimo Games: Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real-time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The goal is to destroy the enemies’ castle on the other end of the level, while protecting your own. This can be done by training powerful units or casting devastating spells. The game will feature a single-player campaign and a competitive split-screen multiplayer mode as well as several other game modes.

Great titles are also on the way for the portable Nintendo DS system. Some Nintendo-published video games for Nintendo DS include:

Rhythm Heaven is an infectious video game that has been a huge hit in Japan. Players tap and slide the stylus on the touch screen in time to the beat. This fun, stylized game launches April 5.

A new entry in the Personal Trainer series is Personal Trainer: Walking, which launches May 25. Personal Trainer: Walking tracks users’ progress and makes going for a walk a little more fun. It comes with two pedometers that users can wirelessly connect to their Nintendo DS system when they return home.

In The Legendary Starfy game, which launches June 8, players dive into a spectacular undersea adventure with Starfy, the legendary hero of Pufftop. Players swoop into enemies like a shooting star, glide over bottomless chasms and transform into powerful creatures to help a mysterious, bunny-eared visitor find his lost memory.

In recent weeks, multiple third-party publishers have announced plans to boost their support of Nintendo systems. Between now and June, Nintendo fans will enjoy games like: The Conduit, a first-person shooter from Sega that pits players against a terrifying group of alien invaders intent on taking over a futuristic Washington, D.C.; EA SPORTS Active, a Wii exclusive from Electronic Arts that offers players fun, easy-to-learn exercises and activities that users can do with family and friends; and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10, the newest iteration of the popular golf game from Electronic Arts that lets players hit the links to prove their driving and putting prowess.

Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Wii and Nintendo DS. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.

Wii

         
Publisher   Game   Available
2K Sports   Major League Baseball® 2K9   March 3
  Don King Boxing   March 31
Activision   X-Men Origins: Wolverine   May
  Ice Age 3   June 30
  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen   June
Aksys Games   Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus   May 12
Atari   Ready 2 Rumble Revolution   March 17
  Backyard Baseball 10   March 31
Capcom Entertainment Inc.   MotoGP   Spring
Codemasters Inc   Overlord Dark Legend   Summer
Conspiracy Games   Real Heroes: Firefighter   April
Deep Silver, Inc.   Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity   April
  Fritz Chess   May
Disney Interactive Studios   Hannah Montana The Movie   April
Electronic Arts   TRIVIAL PURSUIT   March
  MySims Party   March
  EA SPORTS Active   May 19
  Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10   June
  BOOM BLOX Bash Party   Spring
  MySims Racing   Summer
  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   Summer
  G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra   Summer
  EA SPORTS Tennis (working title)   Summer
Hudson Entertainment   Help Wanted   Summer
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.   DanceDanceRevolution® Disney Grooves   April 2
  Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers   May 19
LucasArts   Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings   Late Spring
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc   Klonoa®   Q2
Nintendo   New Play Control! Pikmin   March 9
  New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis   March 9
  Excitebots: Trick Racing   April 20
  New Play Control!

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

  May 4
  Punch-Out!!   May 18
SEGA of America   Virtua Tennis 2009   May
  The Conduit   June
  Let’s Tap   June
Southpeak Interactive   Roogoo Twisted Towers   April 7
  Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball   April 21
Zoo Games, Inc.   M&M’s Beach Party   March 10
  Puzzle Kingdoms   March 31
  Garfield Gets Real   April 7
  Pennzoil’s Build-N-Race: “Speed Demons”   April 14
  Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans   April 21
  Smiley World Island Challenge   April 28
  Garfield’s Pet Force   June 9

Nintendo DS

         
Publisher   Game   Available
2K Sports   MLB® 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars   March 3
  Don King Boxing   March 31
Activision   X-Men Origins: Wolverine   May
  Ice Age 3   June 30
  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen   June
Activision/RedOctane   Guitar Hero® On Tour: Modern Hits   June
Aksys Games   Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles: Memories of the Past   May 26
  Rockin’ Pretty   June 23
Aspyr Media, Inc.   Treasure World   June
Atari   Backyard Baseball ’10   March 31
  My Horse and Me Riding For Gold   March 31
Atlus U.S.A., Inc.   TrackMania® DS   March 17
  Tokyo Beat Down   March 31
  The Dark Spire   April 14
  Dokapon Journey   April 14
  Steal Princess   April 21
  101 in 1 Explosive Megamix   April 21
  Super Robot Taisen® OG Saga:

Endless Frontier

  April 28
  Knights in the Nightmare   June 2
  Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor   June 23
Capcom   Mega Man Starforce 3 Black Ace   June
  Mega Man Starforce 3 Red Joker   June
Codemasters Inc   Overlord Minions   Summer
Deep Silver, Inc.   Pet Vet: Down Under   March
  Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity   April
  Elite Forces: Unit 77   April
  DJ Star   May
  Fritz Chess   May
  The Humans   May
  Horoscope DS   May
Disney Interactive Studios   Hannah Montana The Movie   April
DreamCatcher   Dreamer: Shop Owner   April 21
  Dreamer: Babysitter   April 21
  Dreamer: Teacher   April 21
  Prank’d   May 19
Electronic Arts   Zubo   March 10
  Henry Hatsworth

in the Puzzling Adventure

  March 17
  MySims Party   March
  SCRABBLE   March
  LITTLEST PET SHOP Spring   March
  MySims Racing   Summer
  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   Summer
Hudson Entertainment   Miami Law   Summer
KOEI   Monster Racers   June
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.   Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times   May 5
  Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerators World Championship 2009   May 19
LucasArts   Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings   Late Spring
Majesco Entertainment   Puffins: Island Adventure   April 14
  Powerbike   April 28
  Drama Queens   May
  Marker Man Adventures   May
  Hot ’n’ Cold   May
  Dawn of Heroes   June
MumboJumbo   Crazy Chicken Star Karts   March 31
  Crazy Chicken Atlantis Quest   April 28
  Crazy Chicken The Pharaoh’s Treasure   June 2
  7 Wonders II   June 30
Nintendo   Rhythm Heaven   April 5
  Personal Trainer: Walking   May 25
  The Legendary Starfy   June 8
PopCap Games, Inc.   Peggle Dual Shot   March 3
Rockstar Games   Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars   March 17
Southpeak Interactive   Roogoo Attack   April 7
THQ   Desktop Tower Defense   April 29
Ubisoft   Imagine® Makeup Artist   May 5
  Imagine® Music Fest   May 5
  Imagine® Boutique Owner   May 26
  My Healthy Cooking Coach   June 2
  Petz® Fashion: Dogz and Catz   June 9
  Jake Power Soccer Club   June 16
Valcon Games   History Channel: Great Empires: Rome   March 17
Zoo Games, Inc.   Yamaha Supercross   March 10
  Hands On!: Tangrams   March 24
  Puzzle Kingdoms   March 31
  Garfield Gets Real   April 7
  Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans   April 21
  Smiley World Island Challenge   April 28
  Garfield’s Pet Force   June 9

For more information about Nintendo games and hardware, visit www.Nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii and Nintendo DS systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 2.8 billion video games and more than 485 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.

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